a : to increase the density and contrast of (a photographic image) by chemical treatment
b : to make more acute : sharpen
Examples of INTENSIFY
- We could hear the wind howling outside as the storm intensified.
- They intensified their efforts to increase sales.
- an intensified search for survivors
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Related to INTENSIFY
- accentuate, amp (up), amplify, beef (up), boost, consolidate, deepen, enhance, heighten, magnify, redouble, step up, strengthen
- abate, moderate
in·ten·si·fy verb \in-ˈten(t)-sə-ˌfī\ (Medical Dictionary)
: to make intense or more intensive
a : to increase the density and contrast of (a photographic image) by special treatment b : to make more acute <use of illicit drugs intensified the patient's condition>
: to become intense or more intensive : grow stronger or more acute <the sore throat, headache, and fever intensified as the disease progressed>
—in·ten·si·fi·ca·tion \-ˌten(t)s-(ə-)fə-ˈkā-shən\ noun
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